Research and Development
Pivotal to the Group’s ability to deliver innovative lighting solutions is an extensive network of research and development teams. Based in Adelaide, Sydney and Gosford these dedicated engineering teams specialise in lighting, electronic and electrical design; and they are leaders in their fields of expertise. Research and development will continue to remain a high priority, with the Group aiming to continually invest in support of product design and innovation.
Technology is a fundamental driver of growth and competition in the lighting market. It is Gerard Lighting’s objective to source 20% of revenue from technology related products within the next five years.
More recently, technology in the lighting industry has been tied to increasing global concerns around the environment, resulting in the development of more energy efficient lighting products and lighting control systems.
Technology related products include:
LED technology can be used from small fittings to large industrial street lighting.
Sensors that combine with intelligent fixtures allow unused or low usage lighting to be switched off or dimmed to save energy.
Lighting control systems that can monitor and report on the health and energy consumption of every lighting fixture within a building, promoting the responsible use of light and energy.
Emergency lighting systems that utilise the latest in battery technology reducing hazardous waste and decreasing energy consumption. Efficient LED emergency lighting has emerged in recent times and its usage is on the rise.
Light-emitting plasma technology that can produce high-intensity lighting with half the energy of existing systems.